Basic Coach Training 2018

Basic Coach Training – October 8-9, 2018

change, systems, conflict…for good.

Basic Coach Training 2018  is a 2-day, in-person learning to help someone identify and clarify action plans to accomplish whatever that someone decides and is designed for friends, followers, leaders, colleagues, helpers and supervisors. Coaching is the art of asking open-ended questions that begin with “what,” “when,” “where” and “how.”

The event will be held at St. Francis Retreat Center, DeWitt MI (north of Lansing). The $40 registration fee includes meals and book. Overnight lodging is available at St. Francis Retreat Center for $35 a night.

Click here to register for Basic Coach Training .

Large Church Initiative Conference – Fairview, IL

LCI 2017

Large Church Initiative Conference

 MAY 8-10, 2017

Hosted at Christ Church in Fairview Heights, IL

The Large Church Initiative (LCI) is a conference that will equip you as a pastor or church staff member to be more effective in your ministry for the Kingdom. In addition to hearing from brilliant keynote speakers and learning from informational workshops, LCI is a time of renewal for you as a church worker. We know leading a community can often drain you of your physical, spiritual and emotional resources. We want to offer you the opportunity to relax, worship the Lord, spend time in prayer and connect with others experiencing the same trials and victories as you. No matter your role in the life of your church community, we’ll have something for you. Won’t you join us for this extraordinary event?

REGISTER ONLINE AT

www.lci17.com

Group Rate

groups of 4 or more

$350

Regular Rate

$375

HOTEL DISCOUNT available with Drury Inn.

CONFERENCE HOTEL DEALS:

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Drury Inn & Suites
1118 Central Park Drive O’Fallon, IL 62269
Telephone: (618) 624-2211

Special LCI Rates here: https://www.druryhotels.com/Reservations.aspx?groupno=2282991

This conference is hosted by Christ Church in Fairview Heights, IL

Learn more about Christ Church at www.mychristchurch.com

Large Church Initiative Conference 2017 – Fairview Heights, Illinois

JOIN US

MAY 8-10

www.lci17.com

Hosted at Christ Church in Fairview Heights, IL

339 Frank Scott Parkway East

Fairview Heights, IL 62208

 

Questions About LCI 2017?

MichelleBarncord@mychristchurch.com

This conference is hosted by Christ Church in Fairview Heights, IL

Learn more about Christ Church at My Christ Church

LCI 2017

The Large Church Initiative (LCI) is a conference that will equip you as a pastor or church staff member to be more effective in your ministry for the Kingdom. In addition to hearing from brilliant keynote speakers and learning from informational workshops, LCI is a time of renewal for you as a church worker. We know leading a community can often drain you of your physical, spiritual and emotional resources. We want to offer you the opportunity to relax, worship the Lord, spend time in prayer and connect with others experiencing the same trials and victories as you. No matter your role in the life of your church community, we’ll have something for you. Won’t you join us for this extraordinary event?

REGISTER ONLINE AT

www.lci17.com

 

Group Rate

$350

groups of 4 or more

Regular Rate

$375

HOTEL DISCOUNT available with Drury Inn. More details at www.lci17.com

From Membership to Discipleship

with Dr. Phil Maynard, Director of Excellence in Ministry Coaching – www.emc3coaching.com

Part 1: Foundations

This session will introduce your discipleship team to a core definition for discipleship, differentiate between discipleship and Christian Education, describe six dimensions of life lived as a disciple, present a fl ow of moving disciples toward maturity, and introduce the Discipleship Growth Survey as a tool to support personal discovery and opportunities for congregational growth.

Part 2: Movements

Differentiate between membership and discipleship, make observations about the movement toward maturity, identify catalysts for spiritual growth, explore the practices necessary to move a disciple toward maturity between each of the phases of development.

Part 3: Discipleship as a Contact Sport

Discipleship is not a one-size fits-all but it does require a relational component. Explore a variety of discipling relationships, the value of each, and where each best fits in the discipleship process.

Part 4: Equipping for Transformation (How we support the Discipling Process)

Discover what types of relationships and educational support work best for supporting disciples in the various phases of development. Understand the five components every disciple needs to grow and how the church can help.

Part 5: Building an Intentional Discipleship Process

Learning from the best in history, participants identify the key elements of a transformational discipleship process, identify strengths and gaps in their current context, and build a plan for moving forward.

Registration is now closed for this event.

 

CANCELED – Leadership Matters – Series of 5 Sessions

This event has been CANCELED.

The Professional Learning Experience for Pastors – Winter / Spring 2016 will not take place.

The purpose of this leadership institute is to strengthen pastors’ knowledge and capacity for skillful leadership, based on research of exemplary leadership practices and the integration of those practices with biblical material and theological reflection.

Leadership Matters meets the criteria for a Vital Church Initiative continuous learning community.

Session 1 – January 7, 2016
Leadership Practice: ‘Model the Way’
How do skillful leaders ‘walk the talk,’ proving themselves trustworthy by living out their values and beliefs in an authentic way?
Key concepts: Transparency, accountability, balance, nurturing and sustaining trust on teams and the importance of shared values in a faith community.

Session 2 – February 4, 2016
Leadership Practice: ‘Inspire a Shared Vision’
How do skillful leaders clearly articulate and use multiple ways to communicate the focus and mission of their church? What strategies engage others, resulting in ownership and commitment to the mission?
Key concepts: Structuring your church for mission, aligning your resources and talents and the importance of forging unity in mission-building.

Session 3 – March 2, 2016
Leadership Practice: ‘Challenge the Process’
How do skillful leaders give effective feedback and question the status quo?
Key Concepts: Structuring your church in an age of mission, balancing tradition and innovation, providing effective feedback.

Session 4 – March 31, 2016
Leadership Practice: ‘Enable Others to Act’
How do skillful leaders give clear direction, delegate tasks, hold difficult conversations and employ appropriate decision-making processes in various situations?
Key Concepts: Clergy and laity in partnership, growing the capacity of church members to share leadership, ‘Multiplier’ leadership and the changing pastoral role.

Session 5 – April 28, 2016
Leadership Practice: ‘Encourage the Heart’
How do skillful leaders intentionally cultivate encouragement and hope during these challenging times? What are the seven essential strategies for encouragement?
Key concepts: Promoting the positive, love as the soul of leadership and creating a church culture of celebrating values and victories.

Outcomes
Based on Kouzes and Posner’s book, The Truth About Leadership, participants will commit to attend a series of five sessions, each on based on an Exemplary Leadership Practice. Participants will engage in interactive conversation and learning activities with other cohort members. Pastors will leave with a deeper understanding of skillful leadership practices that will enhance their work with their congregations.

Institute Facilitators

Rev. Bill Johnson
BillBill has served United Methodist churches in New England and West Michigan during his 40 year career, retiring in July 2012 from Wyoming Park UMC in West Michigan. Conference leadership has included Conference Youth Coordinator, Chair of the Conference Board of Christian Camping, Conference Secretary, Chair of the Annual Conference Program Committee, and member of the Conference Board of Ordained Ministry. For 25 years he shared in leading Christian Athletic Camp, cultivating relationships with hundreds of young people who attended this transformational experience. A devotee of Dr. Kennon Callahan’s 12 Keys to an Effective Church, he has led numerous church strategic planning events using the 12 Keys approach. Bill introduced the Kids Hope USA mentoring program at Wyoming Park, and is a lifelong musician and writer. He holds a Th.M. in Psychology of Religion and Pastoral Counseling from Boston University School of Theology.

Debbie Johnson McFalone, Ph.D.
DebbieDebbie has been a lifelong member of the United Methodist Church, currently serving Wyoming Park UMC as director of their contemporary vocal music group, David’s Harp. She has led three successful building fund raising campaigns at Wyoming Park, taught children and adult church school classes, provided music leadership and chaired the Council on Ministries at Grand Rapids Trinity United Methodist Church. Debbie holds a doctorate in Leadership for the Advancement of Learning and Service from Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee. A former principal and assistant superintendent of schools, Debbie now draws on her experience as a leader to empower and equip others. She is an educational consultant specializing in adult learning, working with school leaders and organizations in Wisconsin and Michigan.

Procedures
Each learning session will include two components: examination of a leadership practice as set forth by Kouzes and Posner, and the application of that learning within the context of ministry. A variety of learning experiences will be incorporated to maximize participation, ensure learning and apply that learning. Lecture bursts, Modeling, Jigsaw Reading Protocol, Reflection and Journaling, Practice with Feedback, Table Talk, Large Group Discussions, Processing Pairs, DVDs

Learning Materials
Most of the learning materials are gathered and designed by the facilitators. The text for the course is Kouzes and Posner’s The Truth About Leadership (2010). Other materials will include group development protocols, Self-assessment tools, video clips, and articles on the topic of leadership from educational and church leadership resources. The five practices of exemplary leadership will be examined in the light of biblical material and theological reflection to draw parallels with the Judeo-Christian tradition.

Registration
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Basic Coach Training

Basic Coach Training…In the Faith Community

To help disciples put their faithfulness pieces together — who they are, what they know, where they live, in the moment — again and again.

To be more faithful. To be focused. To stay on point.

Registration fee includes Training, Book, 2 Lunches and 1 Breakfast. Commuters welcome. Lodging is available at St. Francis for $35 per night (Sunday, Monday, Tuesday). Reserve overnight rooms with registration form.

Monday Breakfast ($8), Tuesday Dinner ($10.25) and Wednesday Breakfast ($8) is not included in cost and available.

Returning learners welcome. Bring your text to refresh skills.

Registration is now closed.

Make checks payable to West Michigan Conference Treasurer, with BCT2015 in the memo line. Send to West Michigan Conference, Attn: Laura Witkowski, 11 Fuller Ave. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506.

Confirmation of cost and lodging will be sent via email.

More information contact one of our certified trainers:
Dirk Elliott: dirk@detroitconference.org
Naomi García: naomi@wmcumc.orgLogo-Michigan-Area-e1432607679548